Konami announces the TurboGrafx-16 Mini (UP: list of games revealed - see threadmark)

DaveLong

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Nov 2, 2017
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Same. Pre-ordered yesterday and now the excruciating wait.

I will say I remember seeing the TG16 on store shelves back when it was still being sold. I recall seeing it at TRU in the early 90s but at the time I think it was still a bit higher priced. They were also selling the TurboXpress which I believe was $300 but could be misremembering.
I came pretty close to buying one in the last year. I was looking at the US TG-16 and the JPN CoreGrafx as options. I'm glad I waited. This will be "good enough" for now. I'm pretty excited because the game lineup is rather solid based on what I own on Virtual Console. I have waaaaay too many HDMI devices these days, but I'll make room for this one and the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini for sure.
 

TheShampion

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Oct 27, 2017
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I wasn't super hot on this, but the games and the UI make it look like something I'll enjoy.

I preordered it, but if the emulation comes from someone other than M2, I may have to reconsider.
 

Darknight

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Oct 25, 2017
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People paying higher prices to scalpers are going to get burned I think. This far out, there's plenty of time for Konami to adjust their production run. There's going to be more preorders allowed at some point.
 
Nov 19, 2017
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I find it quite peculiar that people who oppose purchasing from Amazon are often fine to get one from an eBay etc seller.
Unless Konami starts selling them elsewhere, every unit sold was originally from Amazon so it’s just causing people to needlessly spend more. Seems pointless. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

Garou

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ugh, does the Japanese one no longer ship to the US?

Edit: Even worse, it looks like it sold out from the link that ships to the US.
Yeah, it looks like they've sold out on Amazon Japan and now you can only buy them from third party sellers at quite inflated prices.

PC Engine ¥24,800 ($229.20)

Core Grafx/TurboGrafx-16 ¥39,800 ($367.83)
You are looking at the wrong links:
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07QHNRVYV/
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07QD9GQ9J/
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07QD9GMLM/
 

Darknight

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ah, my bad, the other two seem to ship though?
Ya, the TG-16 and Core ship to the US, but the PC Engine no longer does. The original links that worked for Prime Members only and shipped to the US are now sold out. The links you posted were not shipping to the US before, but didn't seem to have Prime attached to them. It seems like the original links were just set up for Prime Day and now that it's over, they're using the main ones as open orders just the caveat is for some reason they no longer ship the PC Engine to the US anymore.
 
Nov 19, 2017
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Ya, the TG-16 and Core ship to the US, but the PC Engine no longer does. The original links that worked for Prime Members only and shipped to the US are now sold out. The links you posted were not shipping to the US before, but didn't seem to have Prime attached to them. It seems like the original links were just set up for Prime Day and now that it's over, they're using the main ones as open orders just the caveat is for some reason they no longer ship the PC Engine to the US anymore.
Were you or someone else trying to get the PCE but couldn't on prime day or something?
Since they're readily available on Amazon, why not use a proxy?
 

bubumiao

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Oct 25, 2017
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Were you or someone else trying to get the PCE but couldn't on prime day or something?
Since they're readily available on Amazon, why not use a proxy?
How would a proxy solve the problem of having it shipped to you in the US though? I don't think Amazon would allow the order to go through. If you had a friend in Japan to send it to you that might work. I don't need one, I've already ordered a Core Grafx, but to get the PC Engine now seems like a giant pain.
 
Nov 19, 2017
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How would a proxy solve the problem of having it shipped to you in the US though? I don't think Amazon would allow the order to go through. If you had a friend in Japan to send it to you that might work. I don't need one, I've already ordered a Core Grafx, but to get the PC Engine now seems like a giant pain.
I might be thinking of the wrong word. It's a service that people who don't live in Japan use to purchase from shops in Japan that don't ship overseas. You order from (Amazon) and have it sent to the (proxy?? or whatever) in Japan, and they in turn send it to you for a fee.
(If that's not a proxy, what is it called?)
 

bubumiao

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Oct 25, 2017
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I might be thinking of the wrong word. It's a service that people who don't live in Japan use to purchase from shops in Japan that don't ship overseas. You order from (Amazon) and have it sent to the (proxy?? or whatever) in Japan, and they in turn send it to you for a fee.
(If that's not a proxy, what is it called?)
Ah okay I understand. I'm not sure what ya call it. Proxy makes sense.
 

TrojanAg

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Oct 25, 2017
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That’s kind of odd that Amazon JP won’t ship the PC Engine Mini to the states. The only one that I usually see do that is Amazon UK on a lot of stuff. I’m glad that I was able to get one in before they cut off people in North America. I didn’t think this thing would sell out given the price and that it’s a bit more niche than the SNES/Super Famicom or the Genesis/Mega Drive. On the other hand, it did go toe to toe with Nintendo in Japan back in the day, so I shouldn’t be too shocked I guess.
 

zoodoo

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Oct 26, 2017
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Was Canada left out again? Amazon.ca never had the preorder when I checked. If that's the case I guess I'll pass on this one. I am not going out of my way to get one and certainly not paying scalpers.